HP Pavilion 15-DK2100TX Gaming Laptop Review

This HP Pavilion series gaming laptop is not only budget friendly but also brings good graphics and performance.
HP Pavilion 15-DK2100TX Gaming Laptop Review

HP 15-dk2100TX Review: Looking for an ideal gaming laptop to play high end pc games? This HP Pavilion gaming laptop is powered with an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 for a smooth gaming experience. Apart from this, HP Pavilion 15 DK2100TX has some cool features that make it a smart pick for gamers and for those who are looking for high performance laptops.

HP 15-DK2100TX Quick Specifications

Let’s take a look at the quick specifications of this gaming laptop:

BrandHP
TypeGaming
Model15-dk2100TX (48U95PA)
OSWindows 10 Home (64 Bit)
Dimension360 x 256 x 23.4 mm
Weight2.23 KG
ColoursShadow Black

Design

HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 2021 15-dk2100TX Ports

This 15.6-inch gaming laptop comes with very small bezels and has dimensions of 360 x 256 x 23.4 mm and weighs 2.23 Kgs. On the left side, there is one HDMI port, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, one RJ 45 port, and one Media Reader port. On the right side, there are two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one Headphone/Microphone combo port, and one charging port.

The speakers are top-mounted for a clear sound experience. And, on the back side, there are two wide vents to maximize the airflow. HP 15-dk2100tx comes with a backlit keyboard that makes it easy to operate in low light rooms.

The only minor complaint is the colour as touching the laptop leaves marks that are tough to remove.

Display

Size15.6 inches
ResolutionFHD 1920 x 1080 Pixels
TypeLED
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Brightness250 nits 45% NTSC colour gamut
Additional FeaturesMicro Edge, Anti-Glare IPS Display
TouchscreenNo

HP Pavilion 15-DK2100TX gaming laptop doesn’t have any flaws in terms of display. The brightness is good but you can’t operate under direct sunlight. One can easily play 8K videos without facing any issues in the viewing quality.

The anti-glare display is an advantage as one can easily work in any corner of the room without worrying about the reflections.

HP Pavilion 15-DK2100TX Laptop (Right Side)

Storage

Hard Drive Description256 GB PCIe® NVMe™ M.2 SSD
Hard Drive (2nd)1 TB 7200 rpm SATA HDD
TypeHybrid [SSD + HDD]
Optical DriveNot Included

HP Pavilion 15-DK2100TX comes with hybrid storage space (ROM) as 256 GB SSD and 1 TB HDD. Windows and other software are installed in 256 GB SSD. And, you can split the rest of the storage [1 TB HDD] as per your requirement.

The most common RPM rates in today’s computers and laptops are between 5400 to 7200 RPM. It is directly proportional to the data rates. Higher RPM leads to higher read/write speed, hence improving overall performance.

Memory

Capacity8 GB
TypeDDR4
Speed3200 Mhz
Transfer Rateup to 3200 MT/s.
Memory Slots2

HP 15-DK2100TX comes with 2 memory slots among which one is occupied. The in-built capacity of RAM is 8 GB that has a transfer rate of up to 3200 MT/s. However, you can expand it to 36 GB.

To play high-end games like Batman: Arkham Knight or Far Cry 4 in high graphics, you need to expand the RAM. The price of 8GB DDR4 RAMs starts at 3200 INR. It is recommended to use another memory of the same speed as installed.

Graphics

GPUNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
TypeGDDR6
Capacity4 GB
Inbuilt GraphicIntel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs

HP Pavilion 15-DK2100TX comes with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4 GB GDDR6 Dedicated) graphic card and intel inbuilt graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs. The combined GPU and processor in this laptop deliver a smooth gaming experience. You can easily play 524 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements.

For budget-friendly gaming laptops like this one, the GPU is far better when compared with other laptops in the same price range.

If you are picking HP Pavilion 15-DK2100TX for development purposes, then you won’t be having any issues in rendering files. Autocad 2021, Catia V5 and Solidworks 2021 work smoothly on this laptop.

Performance

ProcessorIntel Core i5 11th Generation 11300H
Clockspeed3.10Ghz (Base) to 4.40Ghz (Turbo Boost)
Cache8 MB Intel Smart Cache
Logical Processors8
Cores4
TDP35 Watts
Transistor size10 Nanometers

HP Pavilion 15-DK2100TX gaming laptop comes with 4 cores Intel® Core™ i5-11300H processor that can turbo boost up to 4.4 GHz. It is a good fit for casual gamers to play games at medium resolution.

This processor houses a brand new IGPU i.e. Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs which is significantly better than the previous UHD 630 Graphics. You can expect 2x performance on this new IGPU.

One can easily perform day-to-day tasks like browsing, streaming, and use office productivity tools. It can also handle CPU-intensive tasks like video editing, photo editing, and CAD applications very smoothly.

Gaming Performance

To test HP Pavilion 15-DK2100TX gaming performance, we installed two games i.e. GTA V and NFS Payback. Here is the detailed outcome of our game testing.

GTA V

The game installation took approximately 30 minutes and 24 seconds. And, it took nearly 15 seconds to load the game. It runs smoothly in 1920 x 1080 resolution and the RAM usage goes to 4300MB. We get around 90-120 fps on high performance settings. On playing the game, the GPU temperature goes to 71°C.

NFS Payback

The game installation took approximately 47 minutes and 14 seconds. And, it took nearly 27 seconds to load the game. The game lags a bit in the 1920 x 1080p resolution and the RAM usage goes up to 5600MB. We get around 60-80 fps on high performance settings. Game graphics are clear and the audio is immersive. The multi vent system helps in cooling the motherboard but the GPU temperature goes to 82°C.

However, it is recommended to increase RAM to 16GB to play high-end games smoothly.

Do you want us to test more games? Then, drop the name inside the comments section and we will test it for you.

Battery

Type3-cell, 52.5 Wh Li-ion polymer
Power Supply150 W AC Adapter W
BackupNearly 5 Hours Video Playback
Weight210g

The ideal battery backup of the HP Pavilion 15-DK2100TX gaming laptop is nearly 6 hours on battery saving mode. On best performance mode, the battery life drops to 3 hours and 30 minutes approximately.

However, on normal usage, the battery can go up to 8 hours which is ideal for a gaming laptop like this. And, the laptop battery charges from 0 to 100% in 1 hour and 50 minutes.

Other Details

BluetoothYes
Bluetooth Versionv5.2
Wireless Lan802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Sound TechnologyAudio by B&O; Dual speakers; HP Audio Boost
HDMI SupportYes
Inbuilt MicrophoneYes
WebcamHP Wide Vision 720p HD camera with integrated dual array digital microphones
SensorsAccelerometer
Pointing DeviceHP Imagepad with multi-touch gesture support; Precision Touchpad Support
Optical DriveNo
Fingerprint SensorNo

HP Pavilion 15-DK2100TX Gaming Laptop Price

The latest price of HP 15-DK2100TX (48U95PA) with the above specifications is INR 70,499 in India (incl. of all taxes). It includes the original Windows 10 Home 64 bit & Microsoft Office Home and Student 2019.

You will get 1 Year On-site Warranty. However, the company also offers an option to extend product warranty.

FInal Verdict

HP Pavilion 15-DK2100TX gaming laptop is an ideal pick for casual gamers. You can easily do other CPU-intensive tasks like video editing, photo editing, and CAD applications. But, the RAM might be an issue when playing high-end games. However, you can upgrade it as there is an additional slot available.

If you are confused about picking an ideal laptop, then check our laptop buying guide as it contains all the necessary information.

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Kartik Prajapati
Tech and Gaming Geek who is always after searching for the latest games, mobiles, and smartphones. This geek of mine landed me here on this tech and game review website.